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Photo of mountain being illuminated – Blizzard in northern Norway

October 16th, 2007 · 23 Comments

Photo of mountain being illuminated - Blizzard in northern Norway
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera October 11th 2007. Click image for larger view.

This photo is from a day filled with strong winds and heavy snow, but there can be nice moments even in a blizzard. I took this photo when there suddenly was an opening in the clouds and the sun shined on the mountain (it’s a mountain on Senja, Norway).
I think this scenery almost looks like it’s taken out of an old painting. Nature is the greatest artist there is, in my humble opinion 🙂

Information about the picture:
Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/640)
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 150 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150mm F3.5-4.5
Location: Laupstad (Andørja), Troms in northern Norway


Tags: Clouds · Coast · Landscape · Mountain · Nature · Norway Norwegen Norge · Scenery · Sea Ocean · Snow · Winter

23 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ender // Oct 16, 2007 at 2:54 pm

    damn … that is a GORGEOUS picture and you’re right. it very much does look like an old painting. just stunning.

  • 2 steve // Oct 16, 2007 at 6:45 pm

    Nature may be the greatest artist, but you certainly have the talent to capture the finest moments!

    Great work once again. I’d love this photo as my desktop wallpaper…

    –Steve

  • 3 Bobbie // Oct 16, 2007 at 7:36 pm

    That’s quite a remarkable image. It has a mystical look about it.

  • 4 Mario Antonio Herrero Machado // Oct 16, 2007 at 8:01 pm

    Excellent, congratulation. Thanks for this picture.
    Córdoba, Argentina.

  • 5 bernie kasper // Oct 16, 2007 at 8:53 pm

    Great shot Thomas I was leaving you a comment and a storm blew thru and knocked out power for about 5 hours, I just got back here and wanted to tell what a cool shot this was, especially that beautiful burst of light on the mountain.

  • 6 Robin J // Oct 16, 2007 at 11:26 pm

    as always beautiful photos

  • 7 ghismo // Oct 17, 2007 at 6:26 am

    The artist is you, not your subject.
    Brilliant.

  • 8 Claire // Oct 17, 2007 at 4:51 pm

    I love this one and i can almost feel the cold!

  • 9 Mads // Oct 18, 2007 at 10:36 am

    I like the mood in this picture.

  • 10 dkaye // Oct 19, 2007 at 3:59 am

    What a great picture!

  • 11 Xiomara // Oct 19, 2007 at 2:56 pm

    Hello there!
    I usually am afraid of the ocean, but this is a great picture that makes me want to go on a sailing boat together with the Ryan’s they love sailing and the last time we were in Long Island, NY and spend a great time, was my first time sailing by the way… and loved it!
    Take care,

  • 12 Gerald // Oct 19, 2007 at 5:30 pm

    Beautiful and wonderful that you were able to capture the scene.

  • 13 don // Oct 19, 2007 at 7:39 pm

    Wow, this is really an incrediable picture. I love the colors. Makes a great desktop.

    Hi from Canada.

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  • 15 lavinka // Oct 21, 2007 at 3:33 pm

    These mountains look like from other world… 🙂

  • 16 ozlady // Oct 23, 2007 at 10:59 am

    This is a real wow photo! Well done!

  • 17 missy // Nov 9, 2007 at 8:44 pm

    wow – you have an amazing eye.. gorgeous picture.. i love your blog and cannot wait to see MORE pictures… happy blogging!

  • 18 Reward Rebel // Jan 18, 2008 at 12:14 am

    If Northern Norway really is this incredibly beautiful, it’s just as well I don’t live there, I’d never get anywhere when I went out, I’d just be goofin off at all the beauty everywhere;-D Good job, my friend.

  • 19 naser // Dec 14, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    hi my dear thats awsome i love your picture i am from iran but i dont see look like over there please send for me another picture

  • 20 mike // Jan 13, 2009 at 12:11 am

    That is a great view. It looks like a light on the mountain is shining. Hard to believe it is the sun.

  • 21 Hana // Feb 5, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    “Royal Indigo”.

  • 22 Doug Stephens // Aug 16, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Flippin’ awesome pic. I love it.

  • 23 Janene Murphy // Aug 16, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    An absolutely stunning photo. Love it!